Rodriguez, born Alexander Emmanuel on July 27, 1975, is a former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman, businessman, and philanthropist in the United States. With the Seattle Mariners (1994–2000), Texas Rangers (2001–2003), and New York Yankees (2004–2016), Rodriguez played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball. In addition to being the CEO and chairman of A-Rod Corp, Rodriguez is also the CEO of Presidente beer. Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) is one of the teams he owns a stake in.
At the outset of his professional baseball career, Rodriguez stood out as one of the sport’s most highly regarded prospects.
Rodriguez had a lifetime batting average of.295, which made him the first player in MLB history to hit more than 600 home runs, more than 2,000 RBIs, more than 2,000 runs scored, more than 3,000 hits, and more than 300 stolen bases.
After winning three AL Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, and two Gold Glove Awards, he was an All-Star 14 times in the American League (AL). With 25 career grand slams, Rodrguez also holds the record for most of these achievements. Two of the most lucrative contracts in baseball have been signed by him. After admitting to using performance-enhancing substances between 2001 and 2003, he received a one-year suspension for the 2014 season.
What Is Alex Rodriguez’s Net Worth and Salary?
Currently working as a sports analyst for ESPN, Alex Rodriguez has a fortune estimated at $350 million. With the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is best known, but he also played for the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers. He was a member of the Yankees from 2004 until 2017.
Victor and Lourdes Rodriguez gave birth to Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez on July 27, 1975, in Manhattan’s Washington Heights area. Prior to moving to the Dominican Republic at age 4, he was raised in Miami. His half-siblings are Joe and Suzy, the children of his mother’s first marriage.
When Alex was younger, he was a member of the Boys and Girls Club and helped lead his team to a national title. His sophomore year at Christopher Columbus High School was his last before transferring to Westminster Christian School, where he was a standout athlete on both the baseball and football teams.
He was also voted Gatorade’s national baseball student-athlete of the year by USA Baseball and Gatorade. In 1993, Rodriguez became the first high school baseball player in the United States to try out for the national team.
In 1994, Alex Rodriguez made his professional baseball debut for the New York Yankees. During his first Major League season, he soon became renowned as a star.
Over the next decade, Rodriguez established himself as one of baseball’s top all-around players, amassing the kind of stats that put him on the fast route to greatness.
After signing the most lucrative contract in baseball history with the Texas Rangers in 2001, Alex Rodriguez went on to win the MVP Award in 2003, making him one of baseball’s most valuable players.
New York Yankees acquired Rodriguez in a trade in the off-season. He kept putting up impressive stats for the team.
He returned to the Yankees after a sabbatical, where he continued his career. For the 2006 season, he was named to the All-Star team with an RBI total of 121/48, making him the first New York Yankee to win the American League home run.
After retiring from baseball, Rodriguez became a household name. As a producer, he has worked for Fox Sports 1, ABC News, and Shark Tank. A-Rod will be joining the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team in 2018, according to an announcement from ESPN.
Alex Rodriguez admitted to using performance-enhancing chemicals while he was a member of the Texas Rangers in the late 1990s. His involvement in the Biogenesis baseball issue resulted in a 211-game suspension from MLB in 2013. At arbitration, the punishment was reduced to 162 games, keeping him out of the field for his entire 2014 campaign. If the initial suspension had been upheld, it would have been the longest non-lifetime penalty in MLB history.
In 2002, Rodriguez married Cynthia Scurtis and they have two children together. She cited her husband’s emotional abuse and other transgressions in her divorce petition, which was submitted in 2008. The lawsuit prompted Rodriguez to declare his marriage “irretrievably broken,” which he did. He requested that the allegations against him be expunged from the court’s files.
Alex began seeing Jennifer Lopez in February of this year. In 2019, Alex and Jennifer’s engagement to be publicized. Both Alex and Jennifer have a net worth of $750 million, which is $50 million more than Jennifer’s. Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Maybach 57 S, Ferrari 599 GTB, and Rolls-Royce Drophead are just a few of Alex’s favorite high-end rides.